CAMP DATES FOR 2017 ARE HERE: Striker/Keeper Camp will be Saturday June 24th at Catty NEW CAMP - June 26th-June 30th Team Development Camp at Catty July 10th-July 14th Camp at Whitehall July 17th-July 21st Camp in Wilkes-Barre July 24th-July 28th Camp at Catty July 31st-August 4th Camp in Parkland (register through www.parklandsoccer.org for this camp)
Our Philosophy The Bastidas Soccer Academy emphasizes the importance of basic skill and ball mastery. Each coach will ensure that each player has a fun and rewarding experience. Our hope is that there is an improvement from the beginning of the week to the end of the week. We are passionate about teaching you to have fun and develop a winning attitude.
The Camps Day Camps- Ages 9-17 (at the Wilkes-Barre location) and Ages 7-15 (at the Lehigh Valley location) It is designed for beginners through advanced players. Each player will be challenged and taught the principles of ball mastery, finishing, and team play. This is a great way to prepare for the fall season. This camp runs from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday.
NEW for 2017 Team Development Camp (at Catasauqua High School) Monday, June 26th - Friday, June 30th Bastidas Soccer Academy will be offering Team Development Camp the week of June 26 through June 30. This camp runs from 9am until 12 noon. The camp is designed for travel level youth players (grades 3-8). This is a great opportunity to train with your teammates and prepare for the fall. This camp will feature sessions on group and team shape, group and team tactics and attacking patterns and group and team defending. Your team will also be instructed on basic team formations and systems of play. This is a fun and intense week of soccer for teams and coaches that want to continue to elevate their team’s tactical awareness. Daily sessions will include team warm-up, small-sided games. It will also feature Full sided matches with on field instruction and live play. The Full sided match feature will help your team better understand their individual roles within the team. Individuals wishing to attend this camp can register as an individual or register with a team.
Back By Popular Demand:At our camp in Wilkes-Barre we will be offering a camp for high school players which includes incoming freshman through seniors-to-be. This camp is a great way to get ready for pre-season. It also offers more advanced training along with more agility and speed training. (Note: if you are 14 years old and an incoming freshman you can choose to participate in the either the day camp or the high school camp.)
Micro Camp- Ages 5-8 (at the Wilkes-Barre location only) This is the most convenient way for young players to experience camp. This is a week long program that runs simultaneously with the Day Camp at Wilkes-Barre but is from 9am-12noon. It is designed to introduce the young player to the fundamentals of soccer. The emphasis each day is teaching the players to get comfortable with dribbling and controlling the ball. This is done with fun soccer related activities.
High School Camp- 8th-12th graders (at Catasauqua and Wilkes-Barre locations) This is the best training to help you prepare for the school season. Our coaches, who have played collegiate soccer (most at the Division I level) know what you need to be successful and we will guide you and give you the tools to improve as a player and an individual.
Striker/Keeper Clinic This is a one day camp. Our coaches will teach forwards how to properly strike a ball and develop your shot to obtain maximum velocity. Goal keepers will learn shot stopping, position, communication, and reading tendencies of forwards during the high-paced action of this camp. This is an extremely focused camp and thus there is a 24 player maximum. This camp is open to all ages and upon arrival the campers will divided appropriately.
Individual Training BSA offers individual training for all ages and skill levels. Learn more about individual training at our Why Choose Us page.
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The Bastidas Soccer Academy is not affiliated with any club team. The BSA staff is committed to making you a better player regardless of your level of play. The BSA staff has been part of the Catasauqua High School boys soccer program for 13 years and the girls program for 6 years. Our coaches are involved at the club and ODP level (and have played at the highest levels of soccer) and thus understand the needs of advanced players and elite players. We are available to all clubs and players that are interested in improving their game. We exist to compliment your current training program and offer another way to enhance the development of your team and players. We are committed to preparing you to play at the next level. We have a proven track record of developing outstanding teams and outstanding players. Our program relies on our commitment, experience, and knowledge to help guide you to achieve success and a winning attitude. In the past 12 years Catasauqua has produced over 30 collegiate players. Several of our campers play and have played on youth teams at the state, regional and national levels. Many have also achieved great success in high school and have gone on to play at the collegiate level. "We Develop A Winning Attitude"
"Every summer, from second grade up until I was a senior in high school, I attended the Bastidas Soccer Academy camp. The exceptional teaching and guidance from the coaches, along with the fun yet competitive environment of the camp is what kept me coming back every summer. The camp provides players with a wonderful combination of developmental exercises and fun, all while instilling the importance of respect and being a great team player. Attending this camp every year enhanced both my soccer skills, and my love for the game." Amanda Martin - BMYSA "My experience growing up and participating in the BSA summer camp each year is one of my fondest memories. The culture of great competition, skill, and fun culminated a phenomenal atmosphere to fall in love with the game as well as better oneself on the field. There’s a lot of emphasis on personal development, both in skill and in sport mentality. Attending the camp overall increased my desire to become a better player and person, as well as to pursue playing at the collegiate level." Emily Sutton - BMYSA and Wilkes University ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "As a child and through my teenage years I attended many different soccer camps of varying levels of play. The Bastidas Soccer Academy Camp was by far my favorite camp to attend every year. The camps have the perfect combination of teaching the fundamentals of soccer, player development, and fun. It is appealing to players of all skill levels, something I found hard to find at other soccer camps." A.J. Nardone - BMYSA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "As a high school soccer coach, I could not be more pleased with the results of sending my team to the Bastidas Soccer Academy. My soccer team came into the season with a greater knowledge of the game, improved foot skills and, most importantly, team unity. The coaching my players received while attending the academy was second to none, with each player getting important feedback to improve their skills. I highly recommend this soccer academy to any player who enjoys the game and is trying to improve every aspect of their playing skills." Ryan Sharkazy, Head Coach, Palmerton